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How to Reset to Default Settings in Project 2013

Posted on November 01, 2013 by

Have you ever made so many configuration and setting changes in Project 2013 that you would just like to start over from scratch (Out-of-the-box)? 

Well now you can!


It’s a simple 2 step process:

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How to Share Calendars with your Project Managers using Microsoft Project

Posted on November 01, 2013 by

How many times has this happen to you?

  • Project managers forgetting to add bank holidays (statutory holidays) in their project schedules
  • Getting the wrong dates for specific bank holidays
  • Needing to make sure that your PM Team are all operating on the same set of calendars

Short of deploying Microsoft Project Server, there is another way…

You will need to complete this in 3 steps

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How to Add Holidays to your Project Calendars: aka: Setting Non-Working Days

Posted on October 31, 2013 by

Non-working time is defined as days where no work will be performed. Non-working time can include days such as; stat holidays, training days, company shutdowns, summer hours, etc.

Adding non-working days and times to the project calendar will prevent tasks from being scheduled on these days. They will be included with your standard project calendar as created exceptions.

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How to Fix Project Web Access Error on Windows 8?

Posted on November 27, 2012 by

So you just installed or have a new computer with Windows 8 and you’re attempting to access Project Web Access (PWA) on Project Server 2010. You can access the PWA site, but you receive the following error when selecting the Project Center:

“This Web Part requires at least Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0. For more information, contact your Project Server Administrator”

The same error occurs when accessing the Resource Center.

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How to Move Your Apps from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 (Step-by-Step)

Posted on November 09, 2012 by

Nokia920Seems like there has been an insurgence of people upgrading their phones from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8

But now you’ve got your new shiny phone (in my case a Nokia Lumia 920), configured your Start Screen and Lock Screen to look just right, but now you’re missing your Apps from your old phone. Sad smile

So what are you going to do?

Sure you could go to the Windows Phone Store (no longer called Marketplace) and start searching and installing all your apps manually (if you can remember them all). But that’s gonna take a lot of time.

I have a better solution and it’s REALLY COOL


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How to Upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Enterprise (Step by Step)

Posted on October 30, 2012 by

windows-8-logoNow you might be thinking to yourself, just install the Windows 8 Enterprise media and just select the Upgrade option and you should be done. Well normally you would be right except for 1 small problem…

You can’t upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Enterprise. Sad smile 
Don’t believe me? Well then check out Wikipedia for yourself



So now what are you gonna do?

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Windows 8: How to Safely Delete $WINDOWS.~BT and Windows.old Folders

Posted on July 13, 2012 by

Well I finally decided to upgrade my Lenovo ThinkPad W520 from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Release Preview. The upgrade worked flawlessly (thank you Microsoft!). So I’m checking out my new digs on the new OS and opened up Windows Explorer. Very nice! The new ribbon feature add great additional functionality to the tool. But I saw that there were a few new folders added ($WINDOWS.~BT and Windows.old). Naturally I assumed that it was the folders used in upgrade process.So I decided to continue and investigate more of the new functions of the OS.

In the end, the final verdict was this build was Rock Solid!! 

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